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In a fit of optimism about training to date, I've entered this race.
Roll up, roll up
I knew this would happen. I finally accept that Christmas is now a topic that can be discussed and people start talking about next year
Mind you this one does tend to creep up on you.
Good fast 10 miler this. I will be entering.
Love this race!
I'm hoping to make this my come-back race when I finally get rid of this cough
Phillipa, have a look at last year's results - 2007
I can't open it as don't have excel on my new pc yet.
Soz, long day too many 'll's' and not enough 'pp's' there!
Shame Bernard is on late lates because this is a nice flat race. Never mind there is always 2009.
My first race of 2008
I like this.......... there are some slightly boring parts of the course (my opinion based on the fact that I'm often driving on them!!!) but generally a very nice race.
Sure there will be lots of my running club taking part in this.
This is an early start race though (9:30) are you sure you'll be able to get out of bed in time
This is a pretty fast course actually
I have only run 10k's previously, any tips on the step up to a 10 miler
Yep it really does start at 9:30. I only have to travel from Luton and it is still tight every year for me to get to the start. Usually hav to park up Cell Barnes Lan, jog back down past the school and then down to the start which is the other side of the field behidn the school but you have to run round. Usually make it (JUST) but 6 minutes late for the start is my worst so far !!!
Also just read the infcrmation and see that they are using Chip Timing this year, which is good BUT they are following the approach of many races which is collect your chip on the day. So you will need to be there even earlier to have time to collect that and get to the start.
Coming from Surrey Bootsie - um that will be an early start - I come from Croydon originally. M25 London Colney exit (think that is 22. When you come to the roundabout with the A414 youtake third exit and you are immediately on part of the course (it runs on the footpath though). The start is right at the next roundabout but you need to go straight on and right at the next lights for the school and street parking.
Geoff - just do some longer training runs. If not you will find the going gets tough about mile 8.
Cathy ; i think i would phone them it doesnt' sound right unless there are enginerring works and even then it is very long. I might well get a car to drive up there from Hackney if you want a lift . i might not be going straight home though afterward, and will most definitively be one of the very last over the line.